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Popular with tourists on safari, overlanders on their way north to Cairo or South to Cape Town, and enthusiasts of early human history, Kenya is the economic powerhouse of East Africa.

Tourism accounts for the largest share of the country’s foreign earnings as thousands of visitors arrive to see up to a quarter of a million wildebeest make their annual migration between Kenya and its southern neighbor, Tanzania. The southeast of the country holds the giant Tsavo National Park, popular with game viewers. The North East is a considerably tougher challenge for travelers on their way north to Ethiopia – riding atop a cargo truck for two days has become a popular story amongst many who have made the journey without their own vehicles.

Kenya Articles

12 Swahili words to know before traveling in East Africa

by Kelly Lalonde

The 13 spookiest named (but most beautiful) places in the world

by Kae Lani Kennedy

25 places we’re dying to explore right now

by Matador Team

8 adventurous ways to explore Africa

by Hal Amen

Where to party in Mombasa

by Nikole MacGregor

Guide to Kenya’s national parks

by Jonny Finity

On guns, fear, and the people you meet in Northern Kenya

by Rachel Reed

The reality of getting from point A to B in rural Kenya

by One Acre Fund

6 things Americans could learn from Kenyans

by Alyssa Wyatt

Kenya just did something incredible to fight poaching

by Matt Hershberger

Kenya from the air

by Scott Sporleder

The land of no men: Inside Kenya’s women-only village

by Amanda Machado

Beryl Markham: The first woman to fly west across the Atlantic solo…and a total badass to boot

by Ailsa Ross

16 Signs you were born and raised in Kenya

by Kari Mugo

9 realities to consider before climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

by Lauren Williams

17 reasons we should all pack up and go live in Nairobi

by Tristan McConnell

Kenya’s version of The Office rips on NGOs and it’s hilarious

by Sarah Dougherty

51 things to do in 51 African countries

by Bernard Pollack
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